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Afrihost Fixed wireless - AKA Rain

2012

Executive Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2012
Messages
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#1
Anyone given Afrihost's Rain offering a try?

Rain was WBS known mostly for it's iBurst offerings right?
 

deweyzeph

Executive Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Messages
6,424
#2
Not being able to use your own router with this product is a major fail. It's a complete deal breaker for me.
 

AfriGenie

Afrihost
Company Rep
Joined
Oct 9, 2014
Messages
7,236
#4
Not being able to use your own router with this product is a major fail. It's a complete deal breaker for me.
This is just the initial launch promotion made available by Rain, I am sure that in due time they will make additional offers available.

I am also not sure if LTE-A is compatible with all standard LTE modems, that could also be a factor.
 

Clayman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2005
Messages
327
#10
so then it should work then in ANY router modem, not always branded Rain one....
The school of thought is that it is a pain to manage a few hundred types of end user devices. Rather ship out a standard device that's known and works across the relevant bands, and that can also be remotely managed and rebooted via SNMP if required. Makes the quality of the service better and the perceived experience better overall
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
Messages
18
#11
The Rain Router works with my Asus DSL-AC52U router. The Rain one, a Huawei-B618-346B Fixed Wireless modem/router, ( I call it "the Cube") has only 2 ethernet ports and also supports DSL. But to run a wired network, one would need to connect it to either a router or a switch of some sort. The latter, in the absence of a router, is probably the cheaper solution.I connect the Cube by means of a Cat 5e cable to the Ewan port of my Asus, which has the required number of lan ports for my purposes. So that there are not an unnecessary abundance of wireless signals bouncing about the place, I have diconnected the Wlan on the Cube and use the Asus's dual band wireless instead. I am easily able to reach the Cube's control panel in this way, too, through the Asus.
 

AfriGhost

New Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2017
Messages
9
#12
The school of thought is that it is a pain to manage a few hundred types of end user devices. Rather ship out a standard device that's known and works across the relevant bands, and that can also be remotely managed and rebooted via SNMP if required. Makes the quality of the service better and the perceived experience better overall
It makes it much easier from the user side as all you need to configure is your WiFi. The Router can also be used for Fibre should that become available and you wish to change to it.


::NOT AN AFRIHOST REP::
 
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
690
#13
The Rain Router works with my Asus DSL-AC52U router. The Rain one, a Huawei-B618-346B Fixed Wireless modem/router, ( I call it "the Cube") has only 2 ethernet ports and also supports DSL. But to run a wired network, one would need to connect it to either a router or a switch of some sort. The latter, in the absence of a router, is probably the cheaper solution.I connect the Cube by means of a Cat 5e cable to the Ewan port of my Asus, which has the required number of lan ports for my purposes. So that there are not an unnecessary abundance of wireless signals bouncing about the place, I have diconnected the Wlan on the Cube and use the Asus's dual band wireless instead. I am easily able to reach the Cube's control panel in this way, too, through the Asus.
Where are you located? Have you had a good experience with Rain on Afrihost?
 

Leonsteg

New Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2017
Messages
7
#14
Got LTE A from afrihost service very bad. If you change package it does not take effect at the beginning of the next month as advertised, but immediately. So if you down grade you lose your data you still had for the month. Just lost 320gig of data. Afrihost want to compensate me with only 80 gig.
 

AfriFella

Afrihost
Company Rep
Joined
Jun 2, 2015
Messages
2,357
#15
Got LTE A from afrihost service very bad. If you change package it does not take effect at the beginning of the next month as advertised, but immediately. So if you down grade you lose your data you still had for the month. Just lost 320gig of data. Afrihost want to compensate me with only 80 gig.
Heya Leonsteg. Sorry about the late reply here. Upgrades happen immediately, but other types of account changes should really only happen at the end of the month. I think I'll need a little more info regarding what happened on your account in order for me to offer you a better explanation or solution. :) Please feel free to PM me your account info and I'll take a look.
 
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